† Babe (Baby Brookfield) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1990-02-18 at Brookfield Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as severe arthritis.
Babe (Baby Brookfield) was born wild 1946.
In July 1947, the Brookfield Zoo announced to have the smallest elephant ever brought to this country and the first pachyderm ever shipped by air. The 400 pound elephant named Baby Brookfield measured 38 inches tall at the shoulder. She was purchased from animal dealer C W Glick of Ontario, California; the elephant originated in Bangkok, Siam. Zoo director Robert Bean insured the animal with Lloyd's of London for the purchase price of $4000.
"The article your inquiries refer to was in the Billboard on July 2, 1947 on page 86. Glick had captured a load of animals in Siam and Bangkok via Singapore. He chartered a DC-4 airplane from the Pacific Overseas Airlines for $16,200 to bring three elephants, a Malaysian bear, cobras, Cranes, Mynahs and Storks. This flight became the first animals to be brought to the US by airpalne. It took two days to get across the ocean and land in Ontario, CA. near Los Angeles." //Bob Cline
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